It may not have reached advent yet, but there’s no slowing down the avalanche of festive releases in Euroland this November. Here are four new releases from your favourite Eurovision stars to get the tinsel tied back around your waist and the baubles hanging back off your wood.
Zoë – “La nuit des merveilles”
This year’s Austrian representative, Zoë, kicks off the festive season by transporting us to a winter wonderland on “The Night of Wonders”. She doesn’t let sleighbell jingles and churchbell chimes take away from her identity, with her French language and fiddle shining on throughout the uplifting ballad.
Lisa Ajax – “Santa Bring My Baby to Me”
Melodifesivalen finalist and rumoured candidate for 2017, Lisa Ajax decks the halls in her latest single, the peculiarly named, “Santa Bring My Baby to Me”. Is she hinting at a teenage pregnancy scandal? Has she in fact already given birth and had her newborn kidnapped by St Nicholas? No — she’s just a released a ruddy good pop song (co-written by the one and only Robin Stjernberg, by the way).
Robin Bengtsson – “That’s Christmas to Me” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
Hotter than mulled wine and cooler than Lapland, Robin Bengtsson further adds his contribution to the Swedish Christmas. Also rumoured to make a comeback to Melodifestivalen in 2017, he reserves time to release a two-side Christmas single, featuring stripped-back covers of Pentatonix’s “That’s Christmas to Me” and the ol’ classic, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”.
Dolly Style – “Tänd ett ljus”
Barbie meets nutcracker in Molly, Holly and Polly’s brand new single, “Light a Candle”. Two-time Melodifestivalen competitors, Dolly Style, have toned down their usual harajuku-on-acid style for a sweet a cappella cover of the classic Swedish hymn. Judging on historical data, we can confidently predict that all the girls will want this Christmas is a new Polly.